Effect of diabetes mellitus on formation of coronary collateral vessels

Abaci A., Oguzhan A., Kahraman S., Eryol N., ÜNAL S., Arinc H., ...More

CIRCULATION, vol.99, no.17, pp.2239-2242, 1999 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 99 Issue: 17
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Doi Number: 10.1161/01.cir.99.17.2239
  • Journal Name: CIRCULATION
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.2239-2242
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No


Background-Although myocardial ischemia is known to be significantly related to the development of coronary collateral vessels (CCVs), there is considerable variation between patients with ischemic heart disease in the presence of collateral development. The nature of this variability is not well known. Likewise, it remains unclear whether diabetes mellitus (DM) has any effect on CCVs. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of DM on CCVs.